Advanced scouts will have a close eye on the West Finals

 

Based in Chicago, award winning columnist Paul Ladewski previews the Western Conference Finals & primary areas of interest for the Penguins in the series. By Paul Ladewski While the Penguins tend to business against the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference finals, their advance scouts will have a close eye on the Western version, which pits the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings in an Original Six matchup. In the regular season, the Penguins played each team once on the road and won both times in memorable finishes. In November, they beat the Red Wings in a shootout, 7-6. In February, with injured center Sidney Crosby out of the line-up, they outlasted the Blackhawks in overtime, 5-4. The Penguins also hosted the Red Wings at home on February 8th and were shutout by the Wings 3-0. These are among the primary areas of interest for the Penguins in the series:Read More »